Artist Statement – Coupled Trees
Everything that exists along the ocean’s edge is affected by the conjunction of two vital forces – land and water. The stark portraits of gnarled trees along the edge of the northern California coast are iconic representations of relationships. Erosional forces are at work – creating similarities and differences. The absence of color accentuates the beauty of their sculptural form. Revealed is the essential nature and substance of wood worn away by the action of prevailing coastal winds, water, and sun.
Edition of 24, 11 images in series (6 shown here)
image size: 24″x36″ paper size: 26″x 44″
Large scale black and white studies of wind shaped, weathered trees long California’s Historic Coastal Highway 1.